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Celery Seed Cabbage Slaw

Making salads has become a new hobby for us in recent months because we’ve trying to increase our vegetable intake without buying the same 3 salad blends from Costco. While we took initiative and recreated one of those staple Costco salads at home, we were still running thin on ideas. Enter: Savoy cabbage.

Growing up, I didn’t think there was any more than one type of cabbage, and I was perfectly fine having nothing to do with it. Ham hocks and sauerkraut and corned beef were the only times in my life I smelled or saw cabbage, and it did not appeal to me. Thankfully, my palate (or stubbornness) evolved and now these are among my favorite foods. This creamy celery seed cabbage slaw is a refreshing and light salad that has a slight tang. It’s been just what the doctor ordered this summer, and we think you’re going to love it. Let us know in the comments how you like to prepare your cabbage!

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Paleo Instant Pot Cowboy Chili

A couple of weeks ago, we finally hired a professional to come investigate, treat and seal our house against the mice that seem to have taken residence in our walls and attic. It turned out, they had also made themselves comfortable inside the insulation of our oven range. Gross! Plus, all of their nesting and rummaging around in there, broke the gas pipe connections in the range.

So, we bought a new oven! Something we’ve wanted to do but were putting off until the “right time.” Well, that time suddenly became now. Meanwhile, though, we couldn’t use our oven range. This week’s recipe ingenuity was born out of necessity. Thank goodness for our Instant Pot!

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Greek “Orzo” Cauliflower Salad

If you work in a traditional office, you’re aware of the catered meeting that is often built around: cheese, wheat, and more cheese, with some vegetables and soy for those who don’t eat meat. For those who would rather just have some meat and vegetables, this can be a challenge. Normally, I pack my own lunch, but this can be an awkward situation when you’re “that person” bringing in your own food to a catered meeting.

That said, this Greek “Orzo” Cauliflower Salad is in homage of a orzo salad that was at a catered meeting at my office. Colleagues were nice enough to ask me if I wanted anything special, but I had packed my own salad for the day. The only thing that isn’t in our version, which was raved about, is the crumbled feta. Feel free to add 1/2 C of quality, crumbled feta if you enjoy and can tolerate cheese. I’m looking at you, primal folks.

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Just over a year ago, Brent and I took our first vacation since 2011 to attend my German cousin, Steffi’s wedding in southern Germany. We had an amazing time exploring Munich, nearby Augsburg, and even took a quick flight up to Berlin for a couple of days. We enjoyed meeting my family, the scenery, the culture, and the food.

Less than two weeks ago, Steffi and her husband Andi came to the U.S. and spent a couple days with us. Our time together exploring D.C. reminded Brent and me of our time in Deutschland and inspired us to try (again) to create one of our favorite Bavarian meals—schweinebraten.

This flavorful, crispy-skinned pork roast is traditionally served with potato dumplings, sauerkraut and gravy made from the pork roast drippings. We decided to serve it with sauerkraut and sautéed greens. Whatever you chose to have on the side, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

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Pork Tenderloin Al’Diavolo

More often than not, when we have pork, we simply have a large pork shoulder slow cooked and shredded or a huge rack of ribs. I love to make our barbecue sauce for it or add it to salads with a basic dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sometimes, though, I like to change it up.

This recipe is a wonderful way to make a meal that is packed with flavor. It simply requires a little planning because it’s best to let the pork and spices sit overnight. I think it’s perfect for a dinner party on the weekend. We hope you enjoy this savory and juicy pork tenderloin recipe.

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